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VIVO® Water - “The Perfect Addendum to my Orthopedic Practice.”
An informal discussion with David Stokesbary, MD

Dr. David Stokesbary is a practicing orthopedic surgeon, specializing in the use of electro-magnetic energy to support the healing environment. He is head of the Advanced Magnetic Research Institute and is highly aware of the latest advancements in both traditional medicine and other healing arts. He has recommended Vivo to many of his patients during the last 6 years and has often been in position to observe the outcome of its use.

Dr. Stokesbary, can you tell us how you augment VIVO® in your practice?

My work focuses on providing an environment which will support rapid healing. We use electro-magnetic energy to hasten the repair of broken bones and ruptured discs. This same energy can help with many brain dysfunctions and is even quite successful with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Cellular hydration is so important to the process. When each of the cells in our bodies is bathed in Vivo water, every natural process happens more efficiently - from the digestion of food to the metabolic reactions required for rejuvenation and repair. Many people are chronically dehydrated, which results in a reduced capacity to heal. VIVO water hydrates the body very rapidly and there are laboratory studies showing that Vivo Water significantly improves wound healing time. Vivo Water is the perfect addendum to my work. It is also a wonderful way for individuals to take an active role in their healing.

Can you share some specific instances where the use of VIVO® has taken your patients to new levels of health?
One of my favorite stories concerns a PhD psychologist with fibromyalgia and a herniated disc at L4-5. She was having a difficult time just maintaining her work. Between the back pain and the exhaustion from fibromyalgia, she routinely went home early and her children were taking care of the house. When I introduced her to VIVO, I told her to start by drinking 2 ounces a day, and to build up gradually to 2, 8 oz glasses each day. (I was afraid she might experience a healing reaction if she drank too much, too soon). What happened was that she took 4 ounces, twice the first day and felt the extra energy immediately. The second day, she drank 4 ounces, several times and came in for a treatment, but she didn’t mention how good she was feeling. By the end of the first week, she was drinking VIVO water exclusively. She told me later, that for the longest time, she was afraid it would quit working - that’s why she never mentioned anything when she came in for treatments. She rapidly returned to a normal lifestyle with the kind of energy she thought she would never have again, and she healed rapidly, as well. As you can imagine, this woman is a real proponent of VIVO.

In your opinion, what are the most obvious benefits of drinking VIVO®?
The benefits of drinking VIVO become obvious when you consider the detoxification it promotes. Anything that encourages this kind of detoxification, is capable of playing a huge role in generating cellular energy. Cellular water movement is critical for adequate absorption of nutrients; also for the elimination of metabolic waste products. Those who drink this water are benefiting in both ways. With better nourishment and more effective waste removal, every process in the body will happen more efficiently. This efficiency accounts for the greater levels of energy which are often experienced. It also accounts for improvements in mental clarity and the heightened sense of well-being, so often experienced. And of course, it supports the healing environment.

Can you elaborate on what you mean by “healing reaction?”

When your body finally has enough extra energy, it will begin to throw off toxins which it has been unable to get rid of in the low energy state. This is much the same as when you get a cold or flu - you are throwing off toxins. If the toxic load is too great, you feel sick. You sometimes have aches and pains, headaches, diarrhea, sinus discharges - they are all signs that the body is doing exactly what it is supposed to do. However, it is always more comfortable if a person can do this gradually - without the discomfort. What occasionally happens is that people start with too much VIVO. They begin to detoxify and they feel sick. They decide it is bad, rather than good and they never drink the water again. It just represents a lack of understanding about what is really going on. I’ve seen my share of healing reactions. How severe they are depends on the health of the individual and how fast they try to increase the amount of water they drink.

How much VIVO® do you recommend? Do you think that a person could drink too much?
I recommend that some of my patients build up to 4-6, 8 ounce glasses a day, while they are healing. It has a tremendous capacity to hasten that process. I usually suggest two, 8 oz glasses a day. This certainly seems to be a good maintenance dose - it’s what I try to drink every day.

Do you have any other suggestions for those who might be considering VIVO®?
When someone is ready to take charge of their personal health, I always suggest that water is the first place to begin. Dehydration is linked to so many maladies and the simple addition of sufficient good quality water can often be a major turning point. When VIVO is used with good nutrition, the results can be amazing. I see it all the time.

Medical Director
Advanced Magnetic Research Institute